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AXBRIDGE REVIEW NEWS: New homes take shape along Cheddar Road as a new era for the town is set to begin

AXBRIDGE REVIEW NEWS: New homes take shape along Cheddar Road as a new era for the town is set to begin

Every single home in Axbridge was once a new build with some suggesting that perhaps when it comes to development ‘enough is enough.’Unlike some towns new builds and new estates in Axbridge have been fairly small in size caused in part by the limited land available – squeezed as it is between the Mendips and […]

By August 24, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE PAGEANT NEWS: Barbara Wells talks about the costumes being made by a team of knitters, stitchers and historic costumiers ahead of the pageant in 2022

AXBRIDGE PAGEANT NEWS: Barbara Wells talks about the costumes being made by a team of knitters, stitchers and historic costumiers ahead of the pageant in 2022

The former mayor of Axbridge Barbara Wells has been talking about the team of women behind the vast number of costumes produced for the Axbridge Pageant. Barbara Wells who leads a team of 25 volunteers to make the costumes along with Jackie Fowler. See the video here: https://youtu.be/kjpydFDwsww The Axbridge Pageant is set to take […]

By August 21, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: after 150 years the town’s sorting office is shut down by Royal Mail

AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: after 150 years the town’s sorting office is shut down by Royal Mail

In an interview with Radio Somerset this morning the Axbridge Chamber of Commerce’s secretary Harry Mottram conveyed the feelings of the town’s business community about Royal Mail’s closure of the sorting office. He said: “The Sorting Office has been run very successfully for 150 years and there is no reason to close it other than […]

By August 21, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: the Chamber gives its backing for the new Axbridge Heritage Trails in the town

AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: the Chamber gives its backing for the new Axbridge Heritage Trails in the town

The Chamber of Commerce in Axbridge have moved to support the establishment of the town’s proposed heritage trails following a donation to help get the project up and running. Brief reminder of the scheme: A website, www.axbridgeheritagetrails.com   A Heritage Trail for all, encouraging local people and visitors to walk around out historic Town and finding out […]

By August 20, 2021 Read More →
AGENDA WEST: “It’s about time!” New law to allow the Insolvency Service to ‘go after’ directors of phoenix companies and insolvent firms suspected of abusing Government loans and furlough payments

AGENDA WEST: “It’s about time!” New law to allow the Insolvency Service to ‘go after’ directors of phoenix companies and insolvent firms suspected of abusing Government loans and furlough payments

New law to fight fraud The passage of the Ratings (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill through parliament this summer is slow and complex but its eventual passing will be welcomed by ICSM boss Ian Carrotte. “It’s about time,” he said, “it’s a tightening of the law that is long over due as the […]

By August 20, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE PAGEANT NEWS: London film crew visits the town to record how the costumes for the 2022 pageant are put together

AXBRIDGE PAGEANT NEWS: London film crew visits the town to record how the costumes for the 2022 pageant are put together

The academic behind the project Redress of the Past Paul Readman of King’s College London, attended the event to record the costume makers for a project to chart pageants. He said: “The Redress of the Past is a collaborative research project drawing on the expertise of scholars from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow, […]

By August 19, 2021 Read More →
THEATRE REVIEW: A lively production of Tim Firth’s musical featuring the music of ska band Madness is strong on chorography but suffers from a complex plot and mic’d up actors at the Minack Theatre

THEATRE REVIEW: A lively production of Tim Firth’s musical featuring the music of ska band Madness is strong on chorography but suffers from a complex plot and mic’d up actors at the Minack Theatre

A lively and upbeat morality tale, Our House is a musical that harnesses the music of the 80s ska band Madness and some of the social issues of Thatcher’s Britain. Injustices, unscrupulous developers and crime are aired in an over complex plot which director Kevin Gaunlett did his best to clarify. It was a calm […]

By August 18, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE PAGEANT 2022 NEWS: photos of the August performance in London’s Cecil Sharp House released – the show will be repeated this winter in Axbridge ahead of the pageant next year

AXBRIDGE PAGEANT 2022 NEWS: photos of the August performance in London’s Cecil Sharp House released – the show will be repeated this winter in Axbridge ahead of the pageant next year

Pageant fever! Historical pageants and the British past. An exhibition and drama at Cecil Sharp House, London Paul Readman of Kings College in London has released photographs of the Axbridge Community Theatre production on Saturday 8th August 2021 at Cecil Sharp House in London. Members of Axbridge Community Theatre performed a short preview play for […]

By August 11, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: shock as Royal Mail shut down the town’s sorting office putting the future of the Post Office in doubt

AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: shock as Royal Mail shut down the town’s sorting office putting the future of the Post Office in doubt

Members of the Axbridge Chamber of Commerce, the town’s Postmaster Richard Helps and postal workers in the town have been left stunned with the news that the Royal Mail’s sorting office will close on Saturday 21st August 2021. Despite assurances from Royal Mail that the closure was being reviewed and hints it may stay open […]

By August 10, 2021 Read More →
Axbridge Pageant 2022 NEWS: Cecil Sharp House in London was the venue for a preview version of the pageant as members of the cast performed at the home of English folk dance and music

Axbridge Pageant 2022 NEWS: Cecil Sharp House in London was the venue for a preview version of the pageant as members of the cast performed at the home of English folk dance and music

Members of Axbridge Community Theatre performed a short preview play for the Axbridge Pageant in 2022 in Cecil Sharp House in London as part of the Historical Pageants Day on August 7th. The production directed by John Bailey featured scenes from the Monmouth Rebellion, the Reverend Gould and Hannah More scene as well as the […]

By August 8, 2021 Read More →
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